Also called: Manufacturing Engineer, Manufacturing Director, Manufacturing Engineering Manager, Process Engineer
What they do:Design, integrate, or improve manufacturing systems or related processes. May work with commercial or industrial designers to refine product designs to increase producibility and decrease costs.
On the job, you would:
- Identify opportunities or implement changes to improve products or reduce costs using knowledge of fabrication processes, tooling and production equipment, assembly methods, quality control standards, or product design, materials and parts.
- Determine root causes of failures using statistical methods and recommend changes in designs, tolerances, or processing methods.
- Provide technical expertise or support related to manufacturing.
Engineering and Technology
Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
Math and Science
Arts and Humanities
People and Technology Systems
Ideas and Logic
People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
They do well at jobs that need:
You might use software like this on the job:
Computer aided design CAD software
Electronic mail software
Enterprise resource planning ERP software
New job opportunities are very likely in the future.
per year, on average
This work is part of the green economy.
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